There Is A Plastic Caged Bird on the Space Station

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Plastic Caged Bird on the Space Station

This plastic caged bird can be found in the Harmony Node of the International Space Station.

NASA astronaut Michael Hopkins, Expedition 38 flight engineer, conducts a session with the Capillary Flow Experiment (CFE-2) in the Harmony node of the International Space Station. CFE is a suite of fluid physics experiments that investigate how fluids behave in microgravity which could benefit water and fuel delivery systems on future spacecraft.

Scientists designed the Capillary Flow Experiment-2 to study properties of fluids and bubbles inside containers with a specific 3-D geometry.

ISS038-E-005962 (19 Nov. 2013) - high res (1.8 M) low res (127 K)

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